NYC’s Credit Unions Give Mom-and-Pop Stores a Chance, Despite Gentrification
by Abigail Savitch-LewOct 02, 2015
- They're a lifeline to business owners. So why do these credit unions have trouble growing?
Even The Wall Street Journal Is Asking Questions About How Ownership Should Work in a Democracy
by Gar AlperovitzOct 02, 2015
- The question of how the ownership of capital should be structured in a democratic society was raised by none other than Margaret Thatcher's authorized biographer.
Do Your Local Politicians Want to Limit Access to Women’s Health Care? This New App Can Tell You
by Stacey GarrattOct 01, 2015
- Hinder is a reproductive justice messaging hub that tells you what your representatives say about women’s bodies. Meet the cabal of comics and writers behind it.
Four Things That Matter to Millennials, From Lena Dunham’s Interview With Hillary Clinton
by Araz HachadourianOct 01, 2015
- “I don’t trust anybody who says that they didn’t have some questions in their 20s.”
A Techy Management Fad Gives Workers More Power—Up to a Point
by Nathan SchneiderSep 30, 2015
- Holacracy aims to liberate workers from micromanagement by replacing bosses with code-like rules modeled on computer programming.
Do Ads Keep the Internet Democratic? (And Other News to Chew on)
by YES! StaffSep 30, 2015
- Drone footage shows nature taking back what’s hers; Washington high-school students build tiny houses for the homeless; and the epic tech battle over adblockers.
How to Make Your Own Toothpaste, Lip Balm, and Deodorant—Without Nasty Chemicals
by Alexa StrabukSep 28, 2015
- And 2 other recipes for cleaning up naturally.
How Can We Be Happier? Experts Say Stop Worrying About Happiness in the First Place
by Liz PleasantSep 25, 2015
- In this video, The Atlantic asked a group of experts what we can do to be happier. Turns out our obsession with happiness might actually be hurting us.
Pope Francis Is Right: We Can’t Make Future Generations Solve Climate Change
by Kathleen Dean MooreSep 25, 2015
- If we keep putting it off for our grandchildren to deal with, there will be no turning back.
1.5 Million American Families Live on $2 a Day—These Authors Spent Years Finding Out Why
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 24, 2015
- For their new book, H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn J. Edin followed the lives of America’s poorest families to find out what they need to break out of poverty, and how to make it happen.
Think Students Can’t Declare Bankruptcy? Think Again
by Araz HachadourianSep 23, 2015
- Bankruptcy is supposed to give debtors a fresh start—unless they’re struggling with student loans. But a little-known provision is helping these borrowers take their creditors to court.
Brazil Bans Corporate Donations in Politics (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 23, 2015
- A California tribe fights bottled water; an Argentinian province dedicates 1 percent of civil service jobs to transgender workers; and Brazil's Supreme Court delivers a blow to corporate politics.
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 22, 2015
- The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline.
For These Borrowers and Lenders, Debt Is a Relationship Based on Love
by Nathan SchneiderSep 21, 2015
- There could be a different financial system, one where debt allows us to honor our freedom rather than our servitude.
Video: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans
by Liz PleasantSep 18, 2015
- One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black Americans get trapped behind bars.